The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to stay in your lane. If this phrase is new to you, the idea of staying in your lane is not trying to be someone else, but remaining true to who God has called you to be. To stay in your lane is to remove any competition; any need to be involved in something that is not for you; it is a singleness of focus that produces great results. If you think of stay in your lane as a race track, you realize when people, cars or even horses get out of their lane, they get tangled up with whatever is in another lane. The safest place to be is in your lane.
Proverbs 4:18-19 speaks to every person, saying there are two lanes, once you know your lane stay in it, no matter what you may hear or see in the other lane. Listen to how Solomon describes the two lanes, “The lovers of God walk on the highway of light, and their way shines brighter and brighter until they bring forth the perfect day. But the wicked walk in thick darkness, like those who travel in fog, and yet don’t have a clue why they keep stumbling” (The Passion Translation).
We are in a two lane race, Paul even said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). The two lanes are light that is bright and keeps on getting brighter or darkness which keeps on getting darker. The challenge we face is staying in our lane. The enemy wants to tell you to look at how dark it is, but that is only in his lane. The lane the lovers of God are in, is getting brighter every day. Don’t doubt for a minute that things are getting darker, they are not if you are a lover of God, but you must stay in your lane. The word is a lamp unto our feet a light unto our path (Ps. 119); Jesus is the light of the world (John 9); in the beginning God created light (Genesis 1). Our lane is light that keeps on getting brighter. Stay in your lane and you will not be shaken by the darkness, because you are in the kingdom of light!